NFL player Antonio Brown surrenders to Florida authorities on multiple charges

What You Need to Know: Antonio Brown

HOLLYWOOOD, Fla. — Embattled NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown surrendered to Florida authorities late Thursday night, two days after an off-field incident with the driver of a moving van resulted in an arrest warrant on three charges.

According to ESPN, Brown arrived at the Broward County Jail around 10 p.m., flanked by lawyers and friends, to face outstanding charges of felony burglary and battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief. He is accused of assaulting a moving truck driver outside his Hollywood, Florida, home on Tuesday.

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Brown, 31, and the driver allegedly argued over the delivery price, and police contend Brown damaged the driver’s truck by throwing rocks at it before retreating into his home and refusing to cooperate further, WFOR reported.

When asked by the Miami TV station during his surrender if he wanted to comment on the charges, Brown’s attorney, Eric Schwartzreich, said, “I’ve advised him not to. He’s innocent of these charges. Hopefully we’ll get bond tomorrow and he’ll be acquitted of all charges.”

Brown is expected to appear in court this morning for a bond hearing, WFOR reported.

A sixth-round draft pick, Brown joined the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010. He was traded to the Oakland Raiders in 2019, but never played in a regular season game. He then signed with the New England Patriots but was cut after playing in only one game while the NFL probed sexual assault allegations brought against Brown by a former trainer, ESPN reported.

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) on the sidelines, during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. Authorities say NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown's trainer has been arrested following accusations that he and Brown attacked another man near Brown's Florida home. Hollywood police say officers responded to a disturbance call Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 where the alleged victim said Brown and his trainer, Glen Holt, hit him. Holt was arrested and charged with one count of burglary with battery.
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) on the sidelines, during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. Authorities say NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown's trainer has been arrested following accusations that he and Brown attacked another man near Brown's Florida home. Hollywood police say officers responded to a disturbance call Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 where the alleged victim said Brown and his trainer, Glen Holt, hit him. Holt was arrested and charged with one count of burglary with battery. (Lynne Sladky/AP/File)